Food

soiled again

Data highlights on the global food supply

World agriculture today faces pressure from many sources. On the production side, the amount of unused arable land worldwide has dwindled. Overworked soils are becoming …

Where your food really comes from

Our other addiction: the tricky geopolitics of nitrogen fertilizer

Your food doesn’t come from here, but it starts here: an ammonia factory. We burn through more of it per capita than any other country; …

The shmeat of the matter

An omnivorous chef ponders test-tube meat

Future rancher of America? Well, ick. That was my first reaction, anyway, to news that the search to produce animal-less sources for meat are moving, …

chewing the scenery

CBS Evening News report on antibiotics in livestock, part 2

Catch the preview and part 1. In “Chewing the Scenery,” we round up interesting food-related video from around the Web. —————- And now for the …

the (dead) zone diet

How our food system is destroying the nation’s most important fishery

To understand our impact on nature, there is truth in the saying, “everything is connected.” Few situations illustrate this concept as dramatically as the agricultural …

Doughnuts to you

On Valentine’s Day, say ‘I love you’ with a doughnut brunch

Now that’s a hole lot of love. All photos by April McGreger I’m no fan of the hyped-up consumerist, romantic fantasy of Valentine’s Day. But …

chewing the scenery

CBS Evening News report on antibiotics in livestock, part 1

Update: Catch the preview and part 2 here. Here is part 1 of the Katie Couric’s CBS Evening News report on antibiotic use in livestock. …

She didn't. Or did she?

Did Michelle Obama get the president to create a national Food Policy Council?

Michelle Obama kicked off her campaign against childhood obesity today. Among the provisions are a revamping of the school lunch program, a small boost in …

chewing the scenery

Michael Pollan video on Democracy Now

In “Chewing the Scenery,” we round up interesting food-related videos from around the Web. ————- Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman interviewed Michael Pollan yesterday. You may …